“Journeys North: The Pacific Crest Trail,” a presentation by author Barney Scout Mann - Online Classroom


“Journeys North: The Pacific Crest Trail,” a presentation by author Barney Scout Mann - Online Classroom

Award winning author Barney Scout Mann will share his new book and experiences on the Pacific Crest Trail.

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This online presentation will start at 7pm on Thursday October 15th using Zoom.  The Zoom link will be sent out prior to the event. 

All attendees must RSVP to receive the virtual presentation link and call-in information. The Zoom link and password will be emailed to all RSVP'd attendees prior to the presentation. Please do not email the event contact asking for a link prior to the event closing. 

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In  Journeys North: The Pacific Crest Trail, legendary trail angel and thru-hiker Barney Scout Mann spins a compelling story of six people as they hike from Mexico to Canada.  National Geographic calls Mann “arguably the dean of America’s long distance trails.” Journeys North was just long listed as one of four titles up for the Banff Film and Book Festivals Best Adventure Travel Book.

Mann, known as Scout on the trail, and his wife, Sandy, known as Frodo, set out on the 2650-mile trail in 2007, a year of extreme weather conditions in which only a third of PCT hikers finished.  Along the way, their lives became intertwined with four of their fellow hikers: Blazer, Nadine, Tony, and Dalton.

A once-in-a-generation drought, severe winter storms, shattered bones, illnesses, and helicopter rescues strengthen the hikers’ bond as they make their way northward. Through their experiences on the trail, Mann reveals the universality of our humanity and what it means to belong. 

Barney Scout Mann has hiked the Appalachian, Pacific Crest, and Continental Divide Trails.  He is president of the Partnership for the National Trails System.  Mann has been recognized with a Lowell Thomas Journalism Award and is the coauthor of The Pacific Crest Trail: Exploring America’s Wilderness Trail and author of The Continental Divide Trial: Exploring America’s Ridgeline Trail.  He and his wife, Sandy, live in San Diego and have hosted more than 7,000 PCT hikers.  Visit him online at BarneyScoutMann.com. 

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

You will need access to a computer. A smartphone or tablet can also be used to participate. Be sure to download the Zoom app ahead of your first meeting. You do not need to sign up for a (free) account, just have the app on your device. You will be prompted to join the meeting through the Zoom app when you click the meeting link. Note that the “one touch mobile” information connects you only with audio and you will not see any screen sharing. Information about how to log-on to the Zoom meeting will be sent a day or two before the session.

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